This free Project Management eBook “The Shrink On Project Management” by Bas de Baar. Wouldn’t it be great if software projects are done more cost efficient? Products and services could be cheaper.
Through some amazing coincidence companies want the same thing. And the current economic climate has made them more eager to do so.
For software projects, it’s easy and obvious on how to become more cost efficient:
• Emphasize the Business Case (the goal of the project) so we keep on doing the right things, and perhaps avoid doing
projects that are not worth doing in the first place.
• Use less overhead in projects, avoid unnecessary tasks. Keywords are lean, agile and value added.
• Utilize the global workforce to absorb excessive fluctuations in question/demand that drive up prices, tap into the global pool of better qualified people and reduce labor cost in general.
• Reduce commute time and office spaces by expanding virtual working environments. Sadly, for some reason we find it hard to implement these things, find it hard to make it work. To overcome communication problems associated with off shoring we mostly increase overhead. The social troubles associated with virtual teams, like lack of trust, are countered by increase of overhead.
Table of Contents
- Project Sociology
- Social Groups
- Flexible Mind
- Complex Adaptive Systems
- Social Networks And Game Theory
- OODA: Individuals Interacting
- Panarchy: Complexity On Mulitiple Levels
- Adaption In Projects
File size: 336 KB
Number of pages: 80